What we're about

Bend Wellness Community Meetup brings together holistic practitioners and wellness seekers & enthusiasts who love the evolution of Self Care in Health Care! You'll have opportunities to learn about and experience various modalities through discussions, classes and hands-on experiential learning to discern why, how and when one might be useful to you.

Most of us have health care puzzles we are trying to solve. At best we find a doctor whose approach "fits the bill" and - Voila! - we regain our state of well-being and vitality. More often, we are looking for "that missing piece" -- we try lots of things, still don't feel well, and at some point decide we just have to live with “the problem”.

Our Meet-Up is designed to help you incorporate complementary holistic care:

1. Clarify…what is puzzling you regarding your current health concerns

2. Recognize…the "missing piece” by letting your intuition shine light on what your body needs

3. Discern…what holistic approach is the "right fit" at a given time

4. Collaborate…with your chosen practitioner to better complete the whole picture

Understanding how these 4 aspects of the Self-care puzzle fit together; may help you manifest YOUR “Picture of Health”

Tuning in to our body, mind, and inner wisdom is the key to discovering the physical, nutritional, emotional, mental, and spiritual puzzle pieces that science and consciousness explorers now know contribute to our health and wellness!

Please join us in this exciting process…

Upcoming events (4)

Online - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Session 2

Online event

$395.00

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Class - ONLINE Session 2 is for current parents and expecting moms and dads. Research shows that stress can affect a child's academic abilities, physical, social, and emotional development, and have long-lasting effects on the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the child as an adult. Therefore, it's important to be able to skillfully handle your own stress while the child is still in the womb and while they are young. You will learn ways to work with managing stressful situations specific to parenting. Starts Wednesday, January 20th at 5:30 pm and will meet once a week for eight weeks. Stress is hazardous to your health. You can learn how to deal with it more effectively for overall wellbeing, pain management, and making positive changes to your life. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an evidence-based healing modality, meaning that its effectiveness has been shown through research for reducing stress and it's effects on your psychological and physical health. Learn how to reduce stress and anxiety, improve relational skills, and building greater emotional strength and resilience. Through this class, you will learn how to recognize behaviors that don't serve you and learn to respond to stress in a more healthy way. Studies on mindfulness have shown a plethora of benefits to physical and psychological well-being. Not dealing with stress effectively can result in compromised health and illness. If you are already dealing with compromised health and illness, this work can help you learn to manage what you are dealing with and still be able to enjoy the life you have. Testimonial from a recent student: “This course has given me applicable tools that increase my mental and physical wellbeing. I’ve learned more fully who I can be and how I can show up for others in this world. This course has helped me get present and aware of my mind, how it connects to my body and the world around me, and because of that, I’ve felt more empowered in my everyday life and able to understand, control and ease my stress. This course has helped me quiet the outside chatter and get me more present and aware of what’s important to me, making me feel happier and more fully in the driver’s seat of my life’s journey. I’m so proud that I committed the time and made space for myself, that I showed up, being able to acknowledge and celebrate that achievement is only the tip of the iceberg of what I’ve learned in this 8-week program and I highly recommend it to everyone!” CG, MBSR Class 2020 If you're interested in joining the class please RSVP soon. There is a required orientation. You will receive more details when you register. We will cover what you need to know to decide if the class is for you or not. There is no obligation to attend the class if you attend the orientation. The cost of the class is on a sliding scale; $195 - $395. Participants are asked to pay at the highest level possible to help others who may not be able to pay at the highest rate attend the course. No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay. Message me about a scholarship. Registrations received by December 31, 2020 will receive a $50 discount. Enter code: MINDFUL50 MBSR Class, January 20th, 2020 - Register: https://www.cherylmillscoaching.com/events-calendar/ I look forward to seeing you.

Online - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Session 3

Online event

$395.00

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Class - ONLINE Session 3 is for anyone who is experiencing physical or emotional pain, anxiety, relationship issues, irritability, unpredictable emotions or outbursts, difficulty sleeping, addictive behaviors to deal with uncomfortable feelings, confusion, difficulty concentrating, or are dealing with problematic life situations or major life changes and are having a hard time adjusting, this course could be for you. Starts Thursday, January 21st at 5:30 pm and will meet once a week for eight weeks. Stress is hazardous to your health. You can learn how to deal with it more effectively for overall wellbeing, pain management, and making positive changes to your life. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an evidence-based healing modality, meaning that its effectiveness has been shown through research for reducing stress and it's effects on your psychological and physical health. Learn how to reduce stress and anxiety, improve relational skills, and building greater emotional strength and resilience. Through this class, you will learn how to recognize behaviors that don't serve you and learn to respond to stress in a more healthy way. Studies on mindfulness have shown a plethora of benefits to physical and psychological well-being. Not dealing with stress effectively can result in compromised health and illness. If you are already dealing with compromised health and illness, this work can help you learn to manage what you are dealing with and still be able to enjoy the life you have. Testimonial from a recent student: “This course has given me applicable tools that increase my mental and physical wellbeing. I’ve learned more fully who I can be and how I can show up for others in this world. This course has helped me get present and aware of my mind, how it connects to my body and the world around me, and because of that, I’ve felt more empowered in my everyday life and able to understand, control and ease my stress. This course has helped me quiet the outside chatter and get me more present and aware of what’s important to me, making me feel happier and more fully in the driver’s seat of my life’s journey. I’m so proud that I committed the time and made space for myself, that I showed up, being able to acknowledge and celebrate that achievement is only the tip of the iceberg of what I’ve learned in this 8-week program and I highly recommend it to everyone!” CG, MBSR Class 2020 If you're interested in joining the class please RSVP soon. There is a required orientation. You will receive more details when you register. We will cover what you need to know to decide if the class is for you or not. There is no obligation to attend the class if you attend the orientation. The cost of the class is on a sliding scale; $195 - $395. Participants are asked to pay at the highest level possible to help others who may not be able to pay at the highest rate attend the course. No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay. Message me about a scholarship. Registrations received by December 31, 2020 will receive a $50 discount. Enter code: MINDFUL50 MBSR Class, January 21st, 2020 - Register: https://www.cherylmillscoaching.com/events-calendar/ I look forward to seeing you.

Energy Medicine Yoga via ZOOM

Online event

Clear, balance and become more aware of the body’s energy systems Strengthen energy systems and learn to wake up and revitalize your energy, Increase mindfulness through meditation and breath. Increase strength, stability and flexibility *Yoga is for everyone. However, when online, it is up to the individual to assess whether they are ready for the class that they have chosen. If you suffer from specific injuries or disease it is best to consult with your physician first. Similarly if you are pregnant, follow your Doctor's advice. The practice of yoga asanas requires you – the practitioner – to gauge the safety of your practice within your personal physical limitations. It is better to build up slowly than to force and strain. Whilst one may feel exertion one should also feel relaxed. The techniques and suggestions presented in this class are not intended to substitute for proper medical advice. Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program. Susan Hall assumes no responsibility for injuries suffered while practicing these techniques. Questions? Please email or call Susan at[masked], [masked] Susanhallenergy.com Monday's January 4, 11th and 25th from 9-10am (please log in 5 minutes ahead) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87004803090?pwd=ZGtDN2RCSzRvbitWRGpkSkR1WjNvZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: Renewal

The Body - Healing Trauma from a Physical Perspective

Online event

Haelan House presents The Body - Healing Trauma from a Physical Perspective. Trauma can, and often does, affect our physical health. In this presentation, our speakers will review how trauma affects the body and can result in disease, illness, and other forms of dysfunction. In "The Body Keeps the Score," Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. says, " Somatic symptoms for which no clear physical basis can be found are ubiquitous in traumatized children and adults. They can include chronic back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, digestive problems, spastic colon, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, and some forms of asthma. Traumatized children have fifty times the rate of asthma as their non-traumatized peers." Other studies such as the ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study shows that children under the age of 18 who experienced four or more adverse childhood experiences are twice as likely to develop cancer, seven times more likely to become alcoholic or die twenty years earlier than those who have not experienced trauma. Because trauma affects our physical health, it's important to be able to be in touch with the body and its sensations to help relieve symptoms and heal. Our presenters will talk about how the modalities they use including energy work, yoga, and qi gong, can help heal and increase health and wellbeing through the body. Our presenters: Susan Hall: Susan uses her acute understanding of the body’s energy systems and their impact on health and wellness to assist individuals in recovering their vitality, wholeness, and integrated Self. When all of your energies are brought into harmony, your mind, body, and spirit flourish. Susan guides and empowers individuals to become their own best healer. Energy Medicine yoga, and Breathwork. Donna Chisholm, PT, PYT: A licensed physical therapist and registered yoga teacher with 30 years of clinical experience. I have a private practice in which I integrate my clinical knowledge of physical therapy with yoga principles. One of my many passions is applying these areas of training to those who have experienced trauma and health-related challenges. Some of the tools I incorporate are mindfulness/mediation practices, breathwork, improving body awareness through somatic practices, and brain training through nervous system regulation. Joyce Burk Brown: West Meets East Western medicine trained rehab therapist also uses Eastern medicine (Energy Work – Qigong, Reiki, Heart Math) to help individuals find calm and balance. Using meaningful activities, physical exercises, mindful movement, relaxation, and energy work in combination as needed to assist people to release trauma and heal body, mind, and spirit.

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